Past Congresses

Take a look at the past CHEST events that took place around the world.


Under the leadership of program chairs Dr. Bill Kelly and Dr. Girolamo Pelaia, and our partnership with the CHEST Italian Delegation, led by Professor Francesco de Blasio, more than 3000 people joined the 1-day, educational congress on June 26, 2020, focusing on the most recent discoveries on COVID-19, pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine; and more!

Now you can access all the content including concise updates on a range of topics, a recording of our live COVID-19 panel discussion , downloadable handouts, all the accepted E-Poster presentations from the CHEST Congress in Bologna which is now postponed until June 2021.

We are sure you will find this content extremely relevant during this difficult time where our work, personal, and social lives are so disrupted.


CHEST Regional Congress 2019, co-hosted by the Hellenic Thoracic Society and CHEST took place in Athens, Greece on 27-29 June 2019 and hosted outstanding sessions covering a multitude of topics, including interstitial lung disease, COPD, asthma, lung cancer, pleural disease, sarcoid, pulmonary hypertension and more.

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CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand took place on 10-12 April 2019 and was co-hosted by the Thoracic Society of Thailand and CHEST. The Congress connected clinical experts and specialists from around the world and provided over 1000 participants from more than 56 different countries with the top-class CHEST learning and training experience. The unique five track program was focused on sleep disorders, interventional pulmonary procedures, pulmonary infections, pulmonary malignancy, and airway diseases, and featured simulation demonstrations, hands-on learning and CHEST GAMEs (Games Augmenting Medical Education).